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American Falcon (IATA: WK, ICAO: AFB, Call sign: AMERICAN FALCON) [1]                                                      American Falcon
was an Argentinian airline based in Buenos Aires. The airline began operations in
                                                                                                                IATA     ICAO          Callsign
1996 and shut down in 2005. [1] It operated largely domestic services, but also
                                                                                                                 WK       AFB      AMERICAN FALCON
some international routes to South American cities. [2]
                                                                                                               Founded                  1995
The airline was formed in 1995, and initially offered only charter services, though
                                                                                                               Ceased operations        2004
it gradually introduced scheduled flights. [3] In 2003, the airline embarked on a
                                                                                                                                        Shut down 2005
major expansion after the closure of Líneas Aéreas Privadas Argentinas and
Dinar, investing US$4 million in new routes and aircraft. [4] On 1 March 2004, due
to rising fuel costs, the airline announced it was ending all operations within a week.[4] It completely shut down a year
later.[1]

The airline operated a maximum of five aircraft after its 2003 expansion—three Boeing 737-200s and two Fokker F28s. [3][4]
Shortly before it ended operations, it returned one of the Fokkers to the lessor. [4]

References
   1. ^ a b c "Airlines in Argentina" . AirlineUpdate.com. Archived from the original on 3 December 2010. Retrieved 6 December 2010.
   2. ^ "American Falcon route map" . Airline Route Maps. Archived from the original on 23 November 2010. Retrieved 6 December
      2010.
   3. ^ a b "Growing American Falcon"            . Aeroespacio.com.ar. Retrieved 6 December 2010.
   4. ^     abcd   "American Falcon flights suspended"          . La Nacion. 1 March 2004. Retrieved 6 December 2010.



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